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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Edmonton



(Tuesday, April 8th)

Final Score: Colorado 4, Edmonton 1

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 22 shots and the Colorado Avalanche grabbed a 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

First place in the Central Division, and in the Western Conference overall, is still in play for the Avalanche as the team has 109 points on the season, two back of St. Louis for both positions. Both teams have three games to play.

Tyson Barrie, Erik Johnson, Jamie McGinn and Paul Stastny all scored for the Avalanche, who have won seven of their past eight games.

David Perron scored the only goal of the game for the Oilers, who sit dead last in the conference with just 65 points. Ben Scrivens allowed all four goals on 33 shots in the loss.

"We couldn't get into the rhythm of the game," said Edmonton head coach Dallas Eakins. "The biggest thing for me was it was almost like we couldn't work because we couldn't make two passes in a row. Our execution was just terrible tonight for whatever reason and it happens."

Colorado score 4:13 into the game when Stastny jammed the puck in during a scrum in front for his 23rd of the season.

The Oilers tied the game on a power-play goal as Perron's pass from the left side went off the skate of Nick Holden in front at 16:58 of the first.

However, the game stayed tied for just 12 seconds thanks to Johnson skating through the middle and beat the defenders before firing a shot past Scrivens for his ninth of the season.

"Anytime you're a team where you score and the other team comes out the shift after and scores right after it's definitely a buzzkill and a momentum killer," said Johnson. "We controlled the pace of the game, the entire game, after that and maybe that was the reason why, maybe not but it definitely felt good to get that go-ahead goal at that time."

Giguere made 10 saves in the second period while Scrivens stopped nine to keep it a one-goal game.

At 7:34 of the third, the Avs gave themselves a two-goal lead as Barrie buried a shot from the slot on the power play for a 3-1 lead.

Colorado sealed the win with 3:41 to play on McGinn's rebound goal from the front for his 19th of the season.

Game Notes

Edmonton, which had a two-game winning streak broken, hosts Los Angeles on Thursday ... The Avalanche set a team record with their 25th road win of the season ... Colorado plays in Vancouver on Thursday ... Edmonton hosts Los Angeles on Thursday ... Colorado was 1-for-2 on the power play while Edmonton was 1-for-3.

04/09 01:32:41 ET

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Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
Final
BRK 110
DET 105
Final
SAC 108
LAL 101
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ORL 88
PHI 96
Final
WAS 92
PHO 104
Final
MIN 96
IND 100
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OKC 99
NOP 101
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UVA 76
HARV 27
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BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
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UNT 62
CREI 58
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CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
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NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
Final
ALA 60
APP 59
Final
KSU 53
NDST 52
 
Final
WASU 82
SJST 53
Final
UTEP 78
ALCOR 45
 
2nd
SEAT 54
SACST 39
 
Final
DET 1
COL 2
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EDM 5
DAL 6
Final
BOS 4
BUF 3
Final
NYR 1
CAR 0
Final
CHI 4
TOR 0
3rd
WIN 3
PHI 2
 
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
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PIT 20
KAN 12
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MIA 37
MIN 35
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NYJ 16
NEP 17
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STL 27
NYG 37
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OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
4th
ARI 6
SEA 28